"The falling leaves drift past my windows, the falling leaves all lacey brown. When I see the damage of the Japanese beetles, I just pulled the VA creeper down!"
Bug convention this year, JB, skeeters and every kind of ant -sweet, flying, black pinchy ones that take over a yard and (were) using the dining hall in the highbush cranberry being staffed by aphids. I would have left them alone, if they had done the same. But...Nooooooo
Glad to have some days to catch up on gardening. I have been having some help, but some things you have to do yourself!
We keep a coffee can ( I know, so classy) on the deck for our friends and family who smoke, and when I go out there and see those nasty Jap Beetles on my plants, I flick them into the can and watch them drown in the rain water residue. No guilt.
We all must have been pretty busy this summer. No one has posted here since early August.
I could use some help...do any of you have family members who remember growing a Victory Garden during WWII? I'm doing a presentation next Spring, and would appreciate any stories or photos to use. I've found a couple of places online, but they want $25 per copy (photos); that would get really expensive.
Yes, they are tomato plants. So far, so good, but it certainly won't keep them warm enough all winter. Right now we are just seeing how long we can extend the season. We are looking into some more Four-Season things.
And I have them coming out of my ears. Canned over 50 qts. for our son and us and gave tons away, still have a table on the porch filled with ripe, semi ripe and green tomatoes.
wondering if I have to get the canner up and going again. Can't seem to let any thing go to waste.
I know the feeling, we're eating the greenies as they get ripe, got a bunch hanging upside down in the garage, and on a shelf. No matter how they ripen, they taste better than those awful genetically inferior tomatos from the supermarket.
one of my Roma plants ... i think it is my Napoli, has that "bottom rot" ... so most of them are garbage anyways.
i think the only one that still has red tomatoes is my Tiny Tim or is it Tiny Tom?? but they are tiny. Its a patio tomato.
I'm with zen on tomatoes. I've tried so many times and just don't have enough sun. The best luck that I've had is with a huge pot at the end of my dock, and even that didn't do very well. Thank goodness for friends and family with too many tomatoes and the farmers markets.
I will be the third to speak up. I love them and the price is truly amazing. I have ordered some of the Nitrile gloves for gifts.
I decided to try the thermal ones for my DH and myself. I figured that they would be good for early spring gardening when I just can't wait to get out there to work and of course my DH will need them to help me out.
Its been a few days. Everyone must be busy as he---. just wanted to say hi to everyone.
i managed to obtain some more lawn for another bed. Right in the middle of the back yard too. He's just resigned now that I'm gonna do what I'm gonna do. I some how manage to get my way one way or another.
Sixties here today with rain moving in and that winter white stuff for Saturday and Sunday. Yuck but that's the way it goes. Right?
OH -- i've just been gathering seeds and cleaning them... surprising how much time that can take... but i'm trying to get my Dining Room table back... it's covered with 'seed stuff' [buckets, bags, jars, you name it... ] LOL the holidays are coming and we'll need a place to eat.
Zen, [and others] yanno... i've read all sorts of things about nasty comments being made here throughout Daves, Co-Ops that have been really nasty with intimidating comments... i have NEVER, granted i've only been here less than 2 yrs,,, but never seen one nasty comment.
So i was really shocked when i first read that they may close it again... then low and behold, it was closed.
Since I slept late and i'm still on my first cup of Joe ... I'm not ready to wander into those threads yet...
But from what i've been reading throughout yesterday... there is positive head-way ... as Jody said... We'll see what Dave has to say... But in one of his comments, he said something to the effect, that he under estimated the passion felt for the Co-Ops.
So i do believe there is a very small beam of light at the end of the tunnel.
Hope everyone has a sunny day... i'm tired of the clouds.
I joined DG after the co-ops had been closed for the first time, so for me it has been an added perk and I've enjoyed (and yes over-spent) on many co-ops. I also like the fellowship that hosting a co-op has given me. I have seen some dreadful comments over the years in a few co-ops, but gratefully none in the past year or so. IMHO, if Dave felt the need to close down co-ops after trying it twice, I've got to give him the value of the doubt. I'll miss them, but it's not the end of the world. I'm already thinking about an alternative to a Foxfire co-op in the Spring. I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'm sure that there must be options.
We actually had a very pleasant time. Much better than we [my direct family] had expected.
We spent the day with my Uncles wife's family ... kids, grand kids, brother SIL and Mom.
It had been a very long time since we all were together ... so it was very nice.
and the first time in years since my kids were involved. so it was very special.
Hi, we had a good Turkey Day as well. It is interesting that all of a sudden several threads are back up and running. Thanksgiving must have been the signal to get back to the computer for a lot of people.
yup -- my flower beds are under snow... I now, i look out side, or even go outside with the pooch, and there are no seeds for me to gather, no weeds to pull... nothing .. except fill the bird feeder for the squirrels.